Northern Minnesota dipped below zero this morning. I saw minus 10 degrees in Cotton and minus 9 degrees in Hibbing.
Purple is back on the weather maps.
The frigid air made for a beautiful sight in Duluth.
— Andrew Krueger (@akpix) November 13, 2018
It’s good to see the sun again. Let warming trend begin.
Highs make the low 40s in the Twin Cities by Wednesday afternoon. Bank thermometers in southwest Minnesota may flash 50 degrees around 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Our warmup this week last about two days. Colder weather blows in this weekend, but then the warming begins again next week. The numbers below still looks a few degrees too conservative.
We may get some light rain and snow Friday across Minnesota. Right now travel still looks mostly quiet as we head into Thanksgiving week.
Unprecedented dryness in California
What made the Camp Fire the deadliest in California history? Most of northern California has experienced dryness levels with no analog in the climate record.
Simply put, climate change made the Camp Fire behave far more extreme than it could have without climate change.
An update to my EDDI posts with data now through November 7. The 1-week, 4-week, 6-week, 3-months all maxed out on the EDDI. Extreme fire conditions in these fuels has no analog/comparison. #CampFire #CAfire pic.twitter.com/bVJliua0Mh
— Rob Elvington (@RobElvington) November 13, 2018
‘It’s not rocket science’
How can we attribute the California fires to climate change? MPR Climate Cast guest Michael Mann explains.
My interview this morning with @BBC @BBCWorld on the role climate change is playing with the recent California wildfires, the new reality we are faced with, and the cost of inaction (part 1) pic.twitter.com/OIDEVvTY7C
— Michael E. Mann (@MichaelEMann) November 13, 2018
The title says it all: "Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management". Let's help those in need of help, thank the heroic fire fighters, and figure out how to STOP climate change and worsening wildfire risks. https://t.co/MmoxMlsSMy
— Jonathan Overpeck (@TucsonPeck) November 13, 2018